Lorraine Marshalsey is a Design Lecturer, and the Research, History and Theory Convenor at Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in Australia. She is also a PhD Candidate at Glasgow School Of Art in the UK. She has taught research, theory, graphic and communication design subjects in the United Kingdom, India, China and Australia. Lorraine is currently the External Examiner for Northumbria University (UK) and their new global design degree at Binus University, Jakarta, Indonesia.
As a design educator and educational researcher, she primarily produces international practice-led educational research on studio learning. She is currently in her final year of studying her doctorate at Glasgow School Of Art. Lorraine’s thesis title is: ‘An investigation into the experiential impact of sensory affect in contemporary Communication Design studio education’. She was awarded the Global Excellence Initiative Fund PhD studentship under the theme of Education in Art, Design and Architecture in 2014. Her interests include studio learning, curriculum development, international communication design and research, educational research, sensory affective experience and developing creative research methodologies for teaching and learning. She regularly writes journal papers and delivers conference presentations on design education including most recently for the International Journal of Art & Design Education (iJADE) at Glasgow School Of Art and Tate Liverpool in the UK, and for the Society for Research into Higher Education (SRHE) in Wales, UK. She is also a member of NSEAD (The National Society for Education in Art and Design).
Lorraine graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 1998 with BA (Hons) Design and Applied Arts (Ceramics) and from Edinburgh Napier University in 2013 with MA Design (Graphics). Prior to academia, she worked in industry as a graphic designer from 1999 to 2009.